The Jungle
Starts Feb 18 2h 30m
The Jungle

The Jungle NYC Reviews and Tickets

(128 Reviews)
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Absorbing, Relevant, Great acting, Great staging, Thought-provoking

About the Show

An acclaimed work about the short-lived, self-governing society of a refugee camp in north France.

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85 Reviews | 16 Followers
Thought-provoking, Great staging, Absorbing, Relevant, Must see

See it if You seek THRILLING Immersive Theater that reenacts the Vibrant Artistic Community created by Immigrants in a Refugee Camp in Calais, France.

Don't see it if You don't like shows that are REAL where you feel as though you are in the Refugee Camp. There's absolutely no reason not to see THE JUNGLE. Read more

16 Reviews | 0 Followers
Ambitious, Relevant, Clever

See it if very good staging, you love immersive theater, interested in the topic

Don't see it if you are not at all interested in other people experiences of losing their home, family members and trying to survive and adopt.

16 Reviews | 0 Followers
Riveting, Profound, Must see, Masterful, Exquisite

See it if you want to be taken on a transformative theatrical journey with some extraordinary storytelling and acting. Incredibly moving.

Don't see it if Forget about it.....go and see it!

8 Reviews | 0 Followers
Dated, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You love alternative shows with an immersive theatrical experience.

Don't see it if You’re not interested in world conflicts.

3 Reviews | 0 Followers
Absorbing, Ambitious, Banal, Confusing, Delightful

See it if You enjoy this type of thing...

Don't see it if You are interested in more

913 Reviews | 929 Followers
Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if an exceedingly timely and relevant play about refugees. A must see. Exceptional staging, direction, ​and acting.

Don't see it if you can't sit uncomfortably for almost 3 hours in chairs/benches/floors. Read more

888 Reviews | 1017 Followers
Absorbing, Clever, Relevant, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if An important eye opening play. Really absorbs you into the setting. Performances are extremely realistic. Great production.

Don't see it if You aren't willing to sit for almost 3 hours in unconventional seating. In the end it's worth it however the show could be a little shorter

1085 Reviews | 265 Followers
Ambitious, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if A well acted story about the refugee crisis in Europe.

Don't see it if You do not like de er p dramatic plays. If you want a musical or a lighter type show

Critic Reviews (23)

The New York Times
December 9th, 2018
For a previous production

"The show summons, with uncanny clarity, the vigorous chaos from which a provisional order gradually emerges...There is tension, of course, and apprehension and suspicion...But the clashes are often comic, and the pure energy of actors creating a world of people creating a world of their own is exhilarating...A work of absorbing theater, which uses the immediacy of that art to conjure the paradoxes and confusions of a world dealing with an unprecedented flux of uprooted lives."
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Time Out New York
December 13th, 2018
For a previous production

"If you’re looking for effortless exposition or delicate characterization, this nearly three-hour immersive play won’t afford it. It’s not artful as a piece of drama; rather, it’s a deliberate cacophony of voices...The piece is impressive, and it has moments of virtuosity, especially in the music...But when the gorgeously openhearted gesture of making theater for refugees turns into a show for the wealthy about refugees, part of its moral beauty slips away."
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The Hollywood Reporter
December 9th, 2018
For a previous production

"It's a stunning feat of design, but it's not the only aspect that makes this marvelously realized production...essential viewing...The work packs a powerful punch in the current political era...The play's writing sometimes lacks cohesion and feels manipulative, making it not always as artful as the production. But 'The Jungle' nonetheless registers with a throbbing authenticity only amplified by the superb performances of the large, multinational ensemble and the virtuosic immersive staging."
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December 9th, 2018
For a previous production

"In spite of exquisite design and a substantial production, the play itself is shaky...Despite extreme efforts at verisimilitude, a noble purpose, and a vitally important subject, the storytelling comes across as heavy-handed...substituting atmosphere for dramaturgy...It’s devastating to spend all this time in a room with these characters and in this place, and emerge knowing less than when we went in. Disillusion may be part of the point, but it also feels like a lost opportunity."
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The Washington Post
December 9th, 2018
For a previous production

"Anyone who is capable of a scintilla of human decency could not help but be moved by the human face this intense and powerfully immersive play puts on people fleeing oppression in their homelands...To be sure, the two-hour, 45-minute production has its excesses...The drama’s success in imbuing with personality those trapped in the camp...may be its most important achievement. No weak link exists in the 18-member ensemble, and some actors offer particularly vivid accounts."
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December 11th, 2018
For a previous production

“An emotionally jarring production that has been transplanted from London's Young Vic...vibrates with truth through every flattering and unflattering circumstance surrounding a momentary epicenter of Europe's refugee crisis. Led by directors Stephen Daldry and Justin Martin, the piece is more an experience than a play, physically and psychologically rebuilding a slice of life to ultra-realistic effect in the middle of Dumbo, Brooklyn."
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July 5th, 2018
For a previous production

"Even if you've read or heard a lot about the refugees and some of the shocking things they've been through, nothing will prepare you for being in the thick of it as the characters pour their hearts out right in front of you. This is thanks to some stellar work from the entire company...There's no mistaking that this is one of the most vital pieces of theatre ever to grace the stage, at once dispiriting and inspiring - the human capacity for hope in adversity is quite an extraordinary thing."
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Lighting & Sound America
December 10th, 2018
For a previous production

"Under the direction of Stephen Daldry and Justin Martin, none of these fine actors -- nor anyone else in the company -- ring a false note, even as they scatter through the audience, performing tense and intimate scenes inches away from the viewers...To see 'The Jungle' right now is to experience the forces of history in a way that happens in the theatre only rarely...As this towering work makes clear, mercy must come first."
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